Hardware and jewellery testing at Eurofins | BLC

To ensure a high standard of product quality, at Eurofins | BLC, we advise all hardware and jewellery items to be tested as part of your due diligence process. As with all materials, hardware and jewellery should be specified for a particular end use and tested to ensure that it performs and is essential when manufacturing and retailing metal products to the global market place.

Depending on the type of metal product, a series of hardware and jewellery tests are required to ensure that products are safe, fit for purpose and compliant with legislation. 

Conducting hardware and jewellery testing with Eurofins | BLC gives you peace of mind that your products are good quality, and meet customer expectations.


Eurofins | BLC conducts hardware and jewellery testing on the following metal products:

  • Watches
  • Jewellery
  • Fasteners for clothing and accessories
  • Metal components
  • Mobile phone and tablet cases
  • Metal homeware items
  • Children’s metal toys
  • Packaging tests


Eurofins | BLC Jewellery & Hardware Testing

Eurofins | BLC carry out physical and chemical testing on hardware and jewellery products. Eurofins | BLC can also carry out tests for heavy metals and the skin irritant, Nickel.  

Please read our testing terms and conditions.

Hardware and jewellery testing experts

Eurofins | BLC offer hardware and jewellery testing at our UKAS accredited laboratory. Eurofins | BLC is one of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe and our aim is to deliver results within 3-5 working days. Established for 100 years' we have the technical pedigree in hardware and jewellery testing to ensure fast accurate support.

Whilst many hardware and jewellery testing laboratories are only able to supply simple pass/fail test reports; Eurofins | BLC is able to offer additional support and advice immediately upon report of a sample failure. In addition, our experience of different material testing means that we ensure the appropriate test methods are used at all times.

For hardware and jewellery testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - most hardware and jewellery testing results available within 4-5 days working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand hardware and jewellery test report, complete with before and after images
  • Technical back up and support from product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree with 100 years' of experience


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member, and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

Types of hardware and jewellery testing

Eurofins | BLC provides a wide range of hardware and jewellery testing, including:

  • Drop tests
  • Wear tests, and simulation of wear
  • Attachment strength
  • Ageing
  • Heat and humidity
  • Salt corrosion
  • Functionality
  • Metal composition
  • Plating thickness


Hardware and jewellery product and materials specifications

As with all materials, hardware and jewellery should be specified for a particular end use and tested to ensure that it performs. At Eurofins | BLC, we create materials and product specifications for Eurofins | BLC Members, and we can also recommend jewellery and hardware testing routine. For more information on our hardware and jewellery product and materials specifications service, contact us today.


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits


Are your hardware and jewellery products experiencing corrosion and tarnishing?

In our experience, corrosion and tarnishing are usually caused by low-quality hardware and jewellery that has inadequate alloy use and ineffective plating coverage or thickness. At Eurofins | BLC, we can measure the quantity and quality of the alloys used, and provide detailed causal failure analysis of hardware and jewellery products. 


Corrosion & Tarnishing

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

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United Kingdom

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